URGENT: Hungary and Poland don’t support abortion at the UN!

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URGENT: Hungary and Poland don’t support abortion at the UN!

URGENT: Hungary and Poland don’t support abortion at the UN!

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On September 2, the UN General Assembly can decide on a resolution that could be an important stepping stone for the international acceptance of abortion as a human right.

It is very worrying that Hungary and Poland are currently among the supporters of the resolution!

The UN General Assembly is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the right to justice for survivors of sexual violence on September 2, 2022. The provision of access to the so-called "safe abortion" worldwide appears in the text of this resolution.

The resolution declares "access to safe abortion" as a policy that governments should pursue "to promote and protect the human rights and sexual and reproductive health of all women."

Currently, the so-called family-friendly Hungary and Poland are also among the supporters of the decision+

Please join me and help convince members of the Hungarian government to stop supporting the resolution and vote against including abortion in the resolution.

The resolution would mark a major victory for so-called "abortion rights" after years of stagnation in UN debates, and would give UN agencies a clear mandate to push abortion even harder with resources and political tools.

Enforcing pro-abortion language has become a top priority for progressive Western countries, including European Union superpowers and the Biden administration.

It is also important to note that the term "safe abortion" has been rejected by member states in several other resolution negotiations over the past decade.

There are still countries in the world that know and admit that safe abortion does not exist. In every abortion, an innocent, developing human being is killed. No abortion is safe for him. Furthermore every abortion has serious psychological consequences, as well as many health risks for the mother.

In the General Assembly, this term has so far only appeared in the biennial resolution on violence against women supported by France and the Netherlands. Both delegations openly support the recognition of the international right to abortion.

Promoting access to abortion as a human right would undermine the General Assembly's consensus, established at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, that abortion should be decided in national legislation without outside interference. And governments should help women avoid abortion and ensure the well-being of mothers and their children before and after birth.

Through the work of UN agencies, advanced Western countries have been trying to ignore and circumvent these basic principles laid down at the Cairo Conference for nearly three decades.

UN agencies regularly promote abortion under the banner of "reproductive health and rights", particularly the World Health Organization, the UN Population Fund and the UN Women's Agency. So far, they have done this largely on their own initiative, without the authorization of the general assembly.

The pro-family delegations not only objected to the wording on abortion in the resolution, but also expressed concern about terms such as "gender-based violence". This is because this term is interpreted in the UN to include "sexual orientation and gender identity", so it is often used to promote the aspirations of the LGBTQ lobby.

The Japanese diplomat who led the negotiations on the resolution firmly insisted that the delegations could not delete or add anything from the language on abortion! This essentially stopped the negotiations. Therefore, despite repeated objections during the summer, the text remained unchanged in the draft.

Insiders close to the negotiations told the staff of the C-Fam organization that not a single paragraph of the entire resolution was reached by consensus, deviating from the long-standing diplomatic procedure followed in the General Assembly negotiations. Fifteen countries therefore tried to prevent the submission of the resolution, without success.

The pro-family delegates also reported that the European Union appeared to be manipulating the negotiations. Indeed, the EU member states that were among the presenters of the resolution negotiated aggressively, not at all according to the established protocol of the General Assembly negotiations. As you know, according to customary law, the presenters of the decision do not actively participate in the negotiations, since they have already said what they have to say through the text of the draft.

The Basic Law of Hungary states that "the life of the fetus is entitled to protection from conception", therefore the Hungarian delegation cannot support the resolution in its current form without going against the Basic Law.

Add your name to the petition and ask the members of the Hungarian government and the Hungarian delegation to vote against the anti-life text!

Related materials:

The draft decision can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

Evaluation of the situation in English by Stefano Gennarini, J.D., a staff member of C-Fam, an organization working to protect family and life at the UN:

https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/un-general-assembly-poised-to-declare-abortion-a-human-right

 

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Petition to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, State Secretary for Family Affairs Ágnes Hornung and UN Ambassador Dr. Zsuzsanna

We ask that the Hungarian delegation adhere to the provisions of the Basic Law of Hungary regarding the protection of fetuses starting from conception, and vote in the UN General Assembly on September 2, 2022 against the adoption of the resolution noted in item 133 of the agenda. This decision, which would represent the next step in the international introduction of abortion as a human right, is also unacceptable from the point of view of Hungary's Basic Law and its family-friendly policy.

1. Safe abortion does not exist. In every abortion, an innocent, developing human being is killed. All abortions have serious psychological consequences, as well as many health risks for the mother.

2. The concept of "safe abortion" is not accepted at the international level. In the past decade, it was rejected by the member states during numerous other resolution negotiations. Abortion is a hotly debated political issue around the world. According to the UN consensus, abortion falls within the competence of member states and was never a human right.

3. Promoting access to abortion as a human right would undermine the consensus of the General Assembly, which was determined at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994 (ICPD 8.25), according to which abortion should be decided in national legislation without external interference, governments and they must help women avoid abortion and ensure the well-being of mothers and their children before and after birth.

4. If it is not possible to prevent abortion from being part of the UN's response to sexual violence, then the caveats of ICPD 8.25 should be recorded in the text. This is the only way to ensure that the previous resolutions of the General Assembly are respected.

5. There is a deliberate effort to mandate the entire UN system to promote LGBTQ policies in countries through the concept of "gender-based violence." This term includes "sexual orientation and gender identity" in the UN. Western liberal delegations intend to use the victims of sexual violence to promote abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Therefore, please reject the resolution on 2nd September!

[Your Name]

Petition to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, State Secretary for Family Affairs Ágnes Hornung and UN Ambassador Dr. Zsuzsanna

We ask that the Hungarian delegation adhere to the provisions of the Basic Law of Hungary regarding the protection of fetuses starting from conception, and vote in the UN General Assembly on September 2, 2022 against the adoption of the resolution noted in item 133 of the agenda. This decision, which would represent the next step in the international introduction of abortion as a human right, is also unacceptable from the point of view of Hungary's Basic Law and its family-friendly policy.

1. Safe abortion does not exist. In every abortion, an innocent, developing human being is killed. All abortions have serious psychological consequences, as well as many health risks for the mother.

2. The concept of "safe abortion" is not accepted at the international level. In the past decade, it was rejected by the member states during numerous other resolution negotiations. Abortion is a hotly debated political issue around the world. According to the UN consensus, abortion falls within the competence of member states and was never a human right.

3. Promoting access to abortion as a human right would undermine the consensus of the General Assembly, which was determined at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994 (ICPD 8.25), according to which abortion should be decided in national legislation without external interference, governments and they must help women avoid abortion and ensure the well-being of mothers and their children before and after birth.

4. If it is not possible to prevent abortion from being part of the UN's response to sexual violence, then the caveats of ICPD 8.25 should be recorded in the text. This is the only way to ensure that the previous resolutions of the General Assembly are respected.

5. There is a deliberate effort to mandate the entire UN system to promote LGBTQ policies in countries through the concept of "gender-based violence." This term includes "sexual orientation and gender identity" in the UN. Western liberal delegations intend to use the victims of sexual violence to promote abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Therefore, please reject the resolution on 2nd September!

[Your Name]